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Interior Finish of Case Backs and Cuvettes

A dozen or more finishes were commonly used on the inner surfaces of casebacks and cuvettes. Some cases use a different finishing techniques on each of these. For a technical discussion of finishing techniques, see http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifi...ace-finishing/

Here are examples of common finishes.

Butler Finish (18k V&C)

Platinum Elgin C.H. Hulburd

14k Elgin C.H. Hulburd

(14k Cress Arrow case)

(14k Knapp case)

(18k Audemars Piguet)

(14k Jeannot & Shiebler case)

(18k Badollet)

Scraped (18k Cress Arrow case)

(Some would call this finish "engine-turned," but engine-turning is an engraving method, whereas this finish is done with an abrasive. Some refer to a spotted finish as "snailing," but that seems incorrect.)

Small Pattern (19k Bulova Phantom)

Large Pattern (18k Audemars Piguet)

Complex Pattern (18k Jeannot & Shiebler Case)
(Platinum Verger case)

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